04/04/2023- Selection


GBR Men’s Foil squad selected for FIE Senior World Cup in Acapulco, Mexico 2023

Last updated 11.04.2023 – addition of security protocols, see below

Competition Date: 5th – 7th May 2023

Deadline to accept the invitation: 13:00 on Monday 10th April 

Competition details (Reglements)

Kristjan Archer (Q)
Harry Bird (Q)
Jaimie Cook (Q)
James-Andrew Davis (Q)
Dominic De Almeida (Q)
Joe Donaghue (Q)
William Lonsdale (D)
Alberto Mascioli (D)
Marcus Mepstead (Q)
Kamal Minott (Q)
David Sosnov (D)
David Williams (D)
  • Q = Top 8 eligible fencers
  • D =  ADP discretionary selections
Marcus Mepstead
Kristjan Archer
James-Andrew Davis
Jaimie Cook
Dominic De Almedia

FIE Licence – you need a licence to compete
From 1st August 2022, you must apply for the FIE licence through the British Fencing Membership Portal.

Please go to bf.sport80.com – log in using your membership login details; click on the Licences tab and follow the directions for an FIE licence.


Important Information
All selections are subject to possession of a British passport/certificate of British Citizenship.

A selection email from Sport80 will follow this post within 24 hours. Please note all places must be accepted within 48 hours of notification from the BF membership platform (Sport80) unless notified otherwise.

All BF Codes of Conduct apply to athletes, parents, coaches and officials and attention are drawn in particular to the Code of Conduct for Youth Events.


Accredited Personal Coaches
If you wish to apply to attend in the capacity of a personal coach you must register in advance with BF. Personal Coaches must apply for accreditation to each event using the following form. As a reminder, personal coaches must not coach against fellow GBR fencers during international competitions.

All coaches, including personal coaches, must be on the BF Coaching Register.


Selection Queries
If you have any queries regarding how the selection is made please ensure you have carefully read the selection policy that can be found here. This policy will also help you understand who you need to contact in the event you think there has been an error in rankings or applying the policy.If you have any queries regarding why you have not been selected for a discretionary place you should speak to the ADP Lead Coach in your weapon. Please ensure that you have your Athlete Development Profile available and shared with the ADP Lead Coach in advance for that discussion. To book a discussion with an ADP Coach please email your Athlete Development Profile along with details regarding the specific selection you wish to discuss to [email protected].

Appeals: The BF Appeal Policy and Procedure published here sets out the framework process that will be followed. Athletes have two (2) working days to submit their notices of appeal.


Security Advice (added 11.04.2023)

The following are non negotiable security protocols for all those travelling to Acapulco:

  • Take Official transport only – ie provided by Tournament Organisers –  from the airport to the Official Hotel
  • Only stay in the  Official Hotel
  • Only take Official transport to and from the venue
  • Stay in the bubble of Official Hotel and venue at all times. Do not venture out of this bubble.
  • Only take Official transport back to the airportBF will provide travelling athletes with a contact name and number at the British Embassy before travelling.


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